Cuban director Rebeca Chávez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Fidel Castro’s political life. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba for over five decades, since revolutionary forces toppled the Batista regime in 1959.
During the Junta period in Pinochet’s Chile, banknotes are used as resistance leaflets. Between 1973 and 1975, General Cano, President of the Central Bank, fights against inflation and the defaced banknotes. As a result, he must withdraw banknotes and have new ones printed.
An East Berlin taxi driver’s shift on Christmas Eve turns into a self-reflection on life, society, and his strained relationship with his wife.
A statue, with outstretched arm pointing “forward,” is unveiled to thunderous applause. Then one day it points the other way. Once again, thunderous applause!
Part of the 2005 MoMA film series Rebels with a Cause: The Cinema of East Germany.
The moon watches as strange animals dance in its light and swirls in an attempt to join in the festivities. Suddenly, the moon falls from the sky, and a greedy dragon drags it to his cave to hoard its light while he feasts.
The year is 1856, and Karl Marx, nicknamed "Moor" by his friends, is living in exile in London. He meets Joe, a 13-year-old working class boy who works twelve hours a day at a spinning mill, including unlawful night shifts.
Only two years after WWII, the small village of Bötzow in Brandenburg is struggling to rebuild and the vacuum of social order has allowed a gang of youth to impose their own reign of terror over the town.
No one has any time for Moritz. And at school, things are not exactly the greatest either. Moritz runs away and moves into the inside of an advertising pillar. A speaking cat, a circus girl and a street sweeper become his new friends.
As the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra performs a Bach concert, the screen is slowly dominated by words and phrases: "dear countrymen," "protection and help," "Soviet occupation zone," "not return."
Set during the Thirty Years’ War, in the first half of the 17th century: Anna Fierling, also called Mother Courage, is a merchant with a wagonload of food and goods.